The Kitchener Rangers still have work to do on their power play.
They were gifted a 5-on-3 in the first period for a full two minutes, but couldn't convert against the Owen Sound Attack, Wednesday.
"Everything was going really well until that 5-on-3," said Kitchener head coach Jay McKee.
The Rangers slow starts have been a point of concern for the coaching staff and it was something they addressed ahead of the game against the Attack.
"The first ten minutes we did a lot of really good things," said McKee.
Then they were blanked with the two-man advantage. They had another shot at a 5-on-3 at the start of the second frame. This one for 90 seconds; Same story.
"Last season, our 5-on-3 was money for us; it was great,” said McKee. “We have different guys on there, and we're going to have to work on some different looks, because we weren't getting the opportunities we were generating last year."
"We got the setups we wanted. We just don't have the same speed and the same workings we had last year that was opening things up. We have to encourage something different, and to have a different option to tweak and try and throw a different look at the opposition."
Jacob Ingham, again, was the Rangers' best player. He stopped 43 shots, including four in overtime and three in the shootout.
Co-captain Riley Damiani was the lone Rangers player to convert in the one-on-one competition.
Kitchener has lost all four games on the road this season, but has earned three points away from East Ave.
The good news is that they're back at home Friday against the Windsor Spitfires and Monday against Quinton Byfield and the Sudbury Wolves.
Story by Chris Pope